Household Hazardous Waste

Free Household Hazardous Waste and E-waste Disposal for OC Residents

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients are considered Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). Products such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special handling when you dispose of them. E-waste such as televisions, tablets, cell phones and computers can also be taken to a HHW.

Orange County residents can dispose of their Household Hazardous Waste items for FREE at any of the County's four Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers. Additional HHW services may be available through your city. Proof of County residence may be requested. To find out other ways to dispose of your HHW items, contact your city's recycling coordinator.

If you need special assistance with household hazardous waste collection and are unable to bring it to one of our centers, please call 714-834-4000 for more information about our Door-to-Door service.

What can I take to the HHW Collection Centers?

Check  our detailed fact sheets here for information. Please be sure to  follow safety guidelines regarding size and quantity limits of certain chemicals and items as noted on the fact sheets.

Electronics Disclaimer:  OC Waste & Recycling's Household Hazardous Waste Program will ensure that your device is properly managed for disposal and/or recycled per State regulations. Please be advised, the County of Orange is NOT RESPONSIBLE for the security of personal or private information contained on electronic devices or hard drives. We recommend taking proper measures to remove all personal information prior to bringing to the centers.

***OC Waste & Recycling Hazardous Waste Collection Centers are not permitted to accept waste from businesses, churches, schools, nonprofit organizations or government agencies, or from residents outside of Orange County. ***